Varying Load Amplitudes and Impacts on Ricon S VS Capacity
In service, a structure will experience a variety of load cycles: excessive snow build-up in mountain areas, re-purposing of the building or other natural events such as earthquakes. In order to understand connection system performance, a series of tests were conducted on the RICON S VS. In this test series, the connection systems were loaded to a variety of load levels until failure occurred. The result are presented in this paper.